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Situated in the rural village of Dacre, just five miles west of Penrith and two miles from Lake Ullswater, this charming 18th century cottage is the perfect setting for peace and quiet in the stunning Lake District. Ideal for families or a couples’ retreat, Boxtree is a renovated former farmers’ cottage with original features, including wooden beams and stone niches to provide a truly luxurious and relaxing experience. This delightful cottage is well equipped for all of your needs, with a fully furnished Shaker style kitchen which is accessed through the sun lounge. There is also a breakfast/dining room and the main lounge where you can warm up by the wood burning stove while watching a film on the flat screen TV with a DVD player. There is also the convenience of a downstairs toilet in the drying room/cloakroom with ample space for outdoor gear for adventurous types. There is also a lockable stone store for keeping your bikes and outdoor equipment safe. Head on upstairs and you will find two bedrooms which are superbly furnished with spacious en-suite bathrooms. The master bedroom features vaulted beam ceilings with a wrought iron double bed and traditional antique furniture. With the option for two twin beds, the second bedroom has a stunning view of the picturesque Blencathra. You can admire outstanding distant fell views with steps leading down to the secure lawned garden, equipped with garden furniture and a BBQ. The cottage features plenty of parking, with private spaces for two cars as well as on-street parking. Boxtree is conveniently located in the centre of Dacre which features a private castle and an 18th century pub called the Horse and Farrier, where you can enjoy a meal and a pint after a day out exploring. There are plenty of walks suitable for all abilities and the nearby Lake Ullswater provides plenty of fun for all ages, including a steamboat and fishing. Boxtree is the perfect cottage for those looking for peace and quiet, and for the more adventurous there is plenty of idyllic walks and activities nearby.

Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, basin and WC and 1 x double (optional twin) with en-suite shower room, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC in drying room/cloakroom. Kitchen. Breakfast/dining room. Sitting room with wood burning stove. Sun lounge. Stone store for storing bikes and outdoor equipment.

Amenities for Rental

Double glazing and oil fired central heating with wood burning stove Electric oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD player with selection of DVDs, iPod dock, digital radio and CD player with a selection of CDs, selection of books and games, Wi-Fi Initial supply of logs provided for wood burning stove and fuel and power inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Cot and highchair available on request Private parking for two cars plus ample on-street parking Lockable stone storage for bikes and outdoor equipment Fully enclosed lawned garden with furniture and BBQ Two dogs welcome Clock shop, church and pub one min walk Lake two miles.

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Rooms 2 · Sleeps 4

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Listing Address

1 Rose Cottage
Cumbria & The Lake District
Lake District
CA11 0HJ

Listing Details

Can Leave Dog Unattended


Exercise Area


Limit On Dog Size

No Limit

No. Of Dogs Allowed


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